This short documentary investigates the whales of the Falkland Islands, and delves into the research that is being done by Falklands Conservation to better understand how and why whales are using these waters, and how humans and whales can successfully share this marine environment.
We live in a time of ocean giants: Today’s blue whales, right whales, sperm whales, and killer whales are not just extremely large marine predators, they each represent the largest-sized examples ever for their respective lineages. Notably, whale gigantism appears to be a relatively recent phenomenon, only having evolved in the past few million years, … Meer lezen
Er zijn momenteel 91 verschillende soorten walvisachtigen op onze planeet. Onder walvisachtigen, de cetaceeën, verstaan we alle grote walvissen, de dolfijnachtigen en alle bruinvissoorten. De ene soort wordt meer dan 30 meter lang en de andere haalt ternauwernood de 1,5 meter. Maar alle walvissoorten hebben hun impact op de oceanen! >> lees verder …
The concept of natural carbon sinks is satisfyingly simple: the vegetation and animals that inhabit our terrestrial and marine biomes draw carbon from the atmosphere for use in their tissues. Great whales (including blue, humpback and sperm whales, among others), are so prodigious that they sequester millions of tonnes of carbon each year – an … Meer lezen